Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction Mzansi Super League 2019 - Cape Town Blitz v Nelson Mandela Bay Giants
The 26th match of the Mzansi Super League 2019 will be played between Cape Town Blitz and Nelson Mandela Bay Giants at the Newlands in Cape Town.
Cape Town Blitz find themselves at the fourth spot in the ongoing season of MSL 2019 with four wins and four losses from eight games. The Blitz have 17 points and a net run rate of -0.017.
They will be up against Nelson Mandela Bay Giants who are that the second spot in the leaderboard with five wins and two losses from eight matches. One of their games was washed out which is why the Giants have 23 points and a net run rate of + 0.680.
Janneman Malan is the top scorer for Cape Town Blitz with 298 runs from 8 games at an average of 42.57. He is actually the top run-scorer of the tournament till now as well with the strike rate of around 150 with two half-centuries to his name.
Liam Livingstone and Quinton de Kock are next in line with close to 200 runs each. Both average around 25.
Dale Steyn is the highest wicket-taker of the tournament with 15 wickets from 8 matches at a mind-boggling average of 15.13 and an economy of 7.09. He has best matches of 3-10 and is riding on a second wind of sorts.
With an unbeaten 99 in the last match, Ben Dunk has surpassed John John Smuts as the highest run-scorer for the Bay Giants. Imran Tahir and Junior Dala are their top wicket-takers with 12 scalps each.
Cape Town Blitz fast bowler and the Mzansi Super League's current leading wicket-taker, Dale Steyn has urged the BlitzBrigade to come out in their numbers for the team's final home fixture of the league phase.
The BlitzBrigade proved once again why they are the best supporters in the Mzansi Super League as they turned out in their numbers to watch the Cape Town Blitz defeat the Tshwane Spartans by 15 runs.
Approximately 6800 people went through the turnstiles on Sunday, 1 December - the highest in this year's competition.
"It's awesome to play in Cape Town. It is honestly my favourite ground in the world," Steyn said.
"Our last game is on Friday and I don't know what is going to happen, if we are going to make the playoffs, but it doesn't matter. Friday night is our last game here [at Newlands] and I am hoping for a similar crowd. Cape Town is the bomb," he added.
Let's have a look at the probable playing XI both teams:
Cape Town Blitz - Quinton de Kock (c, wk), Janneman Malan, Marques Ackerman, Liam Livingstone, Asif Ali, George Linde, Wahab Riaz, Sisanda Magala, Gregory Mahlokwana, Dale Steyn, Anrich Nortje
Nelson Mandela Bay Giants - Jason Roy, Matthew Breetzke, JJ Smuts (c), Ben Dunk (wk), Heino Kuhn, Marco Marais, Chris Morris, Onke Nyaku, Nandre Burger, Junior Dala, Imran Tahir
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*
Who will win the toss? - Cape Town Blitz
Who will win? – Cape Town Blitz
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Janneman Malan (Cape Town Blitz), Ben Dunk (Nelson Mandela Bay Giants)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Dale Steyn (Cape Town Blitz), Imran Tahir (Nelson Mandela Bay Giants)
Most Sixes – Janneman Malan (Cape Town Blitz), Ben Dunk (Nelson Mandela Bay Giants)
Player of the Match – Janneman Malan
Team Scores Batting first – Cape Town Blitz 190+, Nelson Mandela Bay Giants 185+
Match Handicap Cape Town Blitz
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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features, so stay tuned.
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